Thursday, 4 March 2010
08:31:18 PM (GMT)
He was crying in the moonlight
Pitied by the stars
Sympathizing with the moon
Wishing up afar
He was crying down on the earth
Pitied by the trees
Sympathizing with the grass
Bent sadly on his knees
He was crying down in the ocean
Pitied by the waves
Sympathizing with the tides
And in so many ways
He was crying on top of the mountain
Pitied by the earth
Sympathizing with the rock
Trying to make it of its worth
He sat crying in his home
Pitied by the ghosts
Sympathizing with the spirits
And talking with his folks.
He wept in the asylum
Pitied by the nurses
Sympathizing with the other patients
Muttering obstruct curses.
He weeps inside his cell
Pitied by God himself
Sympathizing with his own person
And slowly forgetting himself.
He weeps between Heaven and Hell
Pitied by more angels
Sympathizing with the pre-judged souls
And cursing with the Devil.
He finally praises with Heaven and the Lord
Pitying the misfortune of others
Sympathizing with his sisters
Paying respects to parents and brothers.
He finally looks upon earth but with a saddened gaze, saying
“Earth, should I compare you to Hell—Let me count the ways”
And so he made a prayer to the Lord
To take the bitterness of the world away
And he still requests it to this day.